In 2000, Dirk gained his doctorate in Economics with Investment Theory as a specialization at Tilburg University. He started as an equity analyst at Van Lanschot Bankiers institutional brokerage. During 2008-2013 Dirk worked as a senior equity analyst at Kempen & Co. In 2014 he started as a senior equity analyst at KBC Securities in Brussels and was later appointed Co-head of equity research. As equity analyst, Dirk covered small and midcaps in the Benelux in the construction sector, industrials and oil services. Dirk joined EValuation Capital Management in mid-2017.